James Edwards

Academic profile

Dr James Edwards

Associate Professor in Bioscience Education
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. James's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality Education

About James

Associate Professor in Bioscience Education

Supervised Research Degrees

'Pre-clinical medical student time use and the predictions of teaching staff' - William Adams, MClinEd, 2021 (co-supervised with Dr Alina Beltechi)

'Evaluation of a remote near-peer mentoring scheme for undergraduate medical students' - Zachary Knee, MClinEd, 2021


I have teaching interests in medical microbiology, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance and molecular biology. I deliver lectures, year 1 & 2 life science resource centre sessions (small group teaching) and year 3 and 4 teaching in support of these areas. I co-organise the Microbiology Educators network as part of the Microbiology society. I am a Senior Fellow Advance HE and a Postgraduate certificate in academic practice. I have been nominated for, or have won, several student nominated awards. 

Within the Peninsula Medical School, I have several roles:

  • Academic lead for microbiology (Peninsula Medical School)
  • Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) lead for BMBS
  • Infection and Immunity theme lead MSc Physician Associate studies
  • Academic tutor BMBS year 1 & 2
  • Pastoral tutor
  • EBL facilitator (BMBS year 1)
  • SSU provider for year 1 and 2 BMBS 
  • I also help organise events as part of our Division of Educational Scholarship with Dr Tracey Collett and Dr Helen Watson

I was previously the co-lead for the year 2 SSU 'Doctor as Educator' with Dr Karen Johnstone. From 2018 - 2020, I was the Foundations of Clinical Medicine module lead for MSc Physician Associate studies

Contact James

C524, Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 586782